Walls are great. In terms of security, they serve as a symbol to outsiders… A symbol that says “We don’t want you. Go away. Go away now.” They’re also stronger and more difficult to scale than wimpy fences. Hence Norway opting for a border wall. It’s also why the UK followed suit and has decided to build itself a sturdy wall too.
The UK is going to build a 13ft wall in Calais to block refugees from crossing the channel, the Government has announced. “People are still getting through,” immigration minister Robert Goodwill [said]. “We have done the fence, now we are doing the wall.”
It is designed to stop refugees from climbing into lorries and other vehicles in an attempt to enter the UK. Mr Goodwill also said “The security that we are putting in at the port is being stepped up with better equipment. We are going to start building this big new wall very soon as a part of the £17million package we are doing with the French.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m jazzed about the “big new wall” and I don’t even live in the UK. Which raises a point; why are those of us on this side of the Atlantic excited about what the Brits are up to? Why not just let them have their petty wall and their tea-time gayness? In America, we’ll stick to coffee and tolerant, easy-to-climb border fences. Right?
Yes, obvious kidding about the fence part. Walls are fantastic, and I applaud the UK for erecting one. The why of it should be pretty clear, but for those amongst us who think “walls are racist,” allow me to explain.
Walls, walls, and more walls.
Firstly, we’ve benefited from studying the security measures of other countries before. Take Europe’s migrant crisis, for example. Europe opened its hearts–and borders–to refugees. Were they showered with untapped talent, moving cultural arts and astounding feats of intellectual prowess? No. Europe might as well have emptied a thousand porta-potties on itself (see SWEDEN: Muslim Refugees Gang Rape Two Girls. No Punishment…). Meanwhile the rest of globe watched, and learned. The lesson? Syrian refugees are rapey, murderery, stabby, prone to blow ups, and general douchebaggery. But mostly rapey. More significantly… UK’s migrant experiment illustrated the importance of vetting suicide-vested strangers who want to drop in for some halal tea in between evening prayer and boom-boom time.
Also, walls have been under scrutiny since Trump posed the idea of building one to better our own border security (see The Border Wall: Why John Oliver is Dead Wrong…). He’s not the first guy to think of building a wall. Clearly. But it adds to the relevancy here. Do walls work? Are they a good investment? Do they cut down on Syrian rapeyness?
By the way, this is just one of many steps the UK has been taking to better itself since it left the European Union; cutting down on the migrant influx, stabilizing the economy, enforcing better border security. Things are looking up for Brits. It would seem that independence tends to work that way.
One would only hope the USA could learn from our used to be mother land. Because speaking of walls in the USA? Can we get one? Please?